Systems Engineer - Mission System Designer


Direct Entry Job Permanent Oxford/Remote, UK

Uploaded 25 Sep 2021

Job Description

As part of D-Orbit systems engineering team you will work on the system design together with other subsystem engineers. You will follow the full cycle of the product, starting from the preliminary design and the requirements capture. You will be involved both in the customization of already existing platforms and in the design of new missions. You will also interface with the manufacturing team and the AIV engineers and you will be responsible for the definition of the test plan, procedure, and setup. 

This is a remote role with potential travel throughout the UK.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Overall spacecraft and subsystems design;
  • System and subsystems budgeting;
  • Coordinate the integration of different subsystems;
  • Mission/project requirements capturing & management;
  • Interface with and support AIV team and related activities;
  • Interface with manufacturing;
  • Support to the system test plan, procedures, and setup definition;
  • Authoring of Technical documents

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience


  • At least three years of working experience in spacecraft systems design;
  • Experience with prototyping;
  • Knowledge of the space product lifecycle (EQSR, PDR, MRR...);
  • Knowledge of System Engineering principles and system-level knowledge of all spacecraft subsystems;
  • Knowledge of data buses architectures;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work in a team;
  • Experience in the use of Matlab and Python;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel;


  • Knowledge of Mission analysis software (GMAT/orekit) is a plus ;
  • Working experience on Earth observation applications is a plus;
  • Confluence and YOGI requirements experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Linux is a plus;
  • Experience with ESA programs is a plus.


University degree preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering


Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory